Welcome to Permablitz Melbourne!

Heartwood – a book review

Our top science-nerd loved this book with the author’s broad perspective on land management and experimental mindset – if you’re interested in Agroforestry you should definitely check this out!

We want to know about your soil!

You know when you get some really good soil? And you want to tell the world about it? We want you to share your soil stories with us – so we can shout them loud and proud with everyone!

Ben's Bees hamper 19

Win a Bee Hamper!

Ho ho ho – we’re coming up to the season to be jolly! And thanks to the good folk at Ben’s Bees, we’ve got a ridiculously wholesome hamper to give away – check it...

A typical Soil PH kit

Know your soil’s pH

PH is tested on a scale of zero to fourteen, with zero being very acidic and fourteen being very alkaline. Most plants grow best in soil with a fairly neutral PH, between six and seven.

Nasturtium

Nasturtium is a ridiculously easy-to-grow plant whose leaves, flowers and seeds are all edible! They also look good in the garden, repel aphids and perform a host of companion planting duties. We love ’em!

Testing your soil for drainage

When working with your garden is important to determine whether you have drainage problems or not – you don’t want to find yourself flooded, or with plants that have rotting feet!

Know your soil structure

In order to get the best out of your garden, it is important to learn as much as you can about your soil. It is after all the medium you will be growing all...